* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *


LINGUIST List 24.1034

Wed Feb 27 2013

Media: Northern California Dialect 'Boontling' Nearing Extinction

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Feb-2013
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Northern California Dialect 'Boontling' Nearing Extinction
E-mail this message to a friend

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 'Boontling', a dialect of English spoken only in a small town in northern California, is down to 12 speakers. It can at times be unintelligible to mainstream American English speakers due to its unique jargon.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Boonville-s-quirky-dialect-fading-away-4308006.php
Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue



Page Updated: 27-Feb-2013

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.